We observe the world around us predominantly through the measurement of optical intensity. Although powerful, this leaves the other fundamental optical degrees of freedom, phase and polarisation massively under-utilised. Our tendency to solely use intensity results from the static sensor technology that is available, which offer very limited ability to dynamically reconfigure their function or perform any optical processing. In SuperPixels we will co-develop a new integrated sensor platform that will revolutionise the way we process light to allow the full utilisation of its fundamental properties. Redefining the core functionality of our sensor technology will radically impact the technology that is deployed in a broad spectrum of cross-disciplinary areas such as nano-particle detection, compact atmospheric corrected imaging systems, endoscopy, coherent communications and on-chip processing of structured light. This vision will be enabled by a compact and multi-functional photonic integrated chip that would be installed into phones, microscopes, cameras, communication and environmental monitoring systems, becoming a central part of the way we collect and process optical information.
(Breaking the Barriers of Optical Integration)Challenging current Thinking FP7-ICT FET 2013-2016
BBOI project aims to break the limitations of aggregating hundreds of functionalities into large scale photonic circuits boosting the complexity of photonic architectures well beyond the state of the art, but without increasing power consumption in proportion. A full-optioned multifunctional silicon photonic platform will be developed integrating on board novel sensor and actuator technologies for a reliable real-time monitoring, tuning and reconfiguration of the circuit behaviour.
BBOI success will make photonics to penetrate deeply in various ICT areas where conventional technologies are approaching their performance limits.
(Photonic Integrated Circuits Accessible to Everyone)Coordination and Support Action H2020-ICT 2016-2018
PICs4All aims to increase the impact of photonics and enable access to the advanced photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technologies for academia, research institutes, SMEs and larger companies. This will be achieved by establishing a European network of Application Support Centres (ASCs) in the field of PIC technology. The main task of the ASCs is to lower the barrier to Researchers and SMEs for applying advanced PICs, and thus to increase the awareness of the existence of the worldwide unique facility provided by JePPIX www.jeppix.eu (InP and TriPleX PIC design, manufacturing, testing and packaging).
(Silicon Photonics Transceiver and Routing technologies for High-End Multi-Socket Server Blades with Tb/s Throughput interconnect & interfaces)ICT-27-2015 – Photonics KET
ICT-STREAMS is an industrially driven research and innovation project with ambitious, but specific and well-defined technical objectives, designed to deliver on the promise of solving the pressing interconnections needs of data center architectures at the server blade level. The project consortium has been selected so as to include the entire technology development chain, comprising a high quality blend of strong Industrial and academic organizations.
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(Leading mobility between Europe and Asia in Developing Engineering Education and Research)Erasmus Mundus 2013-2016
EM LEADERS is a scholarship programme for students and researchers/professionals on Undegraduate, Masters, Doctoral, Post-Doctoral as well as Academic and Administrative Staff members from South-East Asia to European Union and vice versa.EM LEADERS is offering mobility opportunities of high quality students, emerging, early stage and established researchers and administrators. The main areas of interest – Electrical, Electronics engineering and Information and Communication Technologies, Photonics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Power systems and energy, Informatics, Communication Engineering and Microwaves.
(It’s Time for CollaboratioN TowArds Close CooperaTion)Erasmus Mundus 2013-2016
EM INTACT is a scholarship programme for students and researchers/professionals on Bachelor, Masters, Doctoral, Post-Doctoral as well as Academic and Administrative Staff members from Regional Asia to European Union and vice versa. The main areas of interest are the STEM Disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) but with specific priorities for researchers in Electrical & Electronic Engineering; Information and Communication Technology; Photonics; Biomedical Engineering; Computer Engineering; Energy and Power Systems; Informatics; Telecommunications; Mathematics; Physics.
Strengthening Training and Research through Networking and Globalisation of Teaching in Engineering Studies
Mobility of high quality students, emerging, early stage and established researchers and administrators into Europe from the East-Asia region. The main areas of interest – Electrical, Electronics engineering and Information and Communication Technologies, Photonics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Power systems and energy, Informatics, Communication Engineering and Microwaves.